Congratulations to our Graduating MA and PhD Students!

Our newly minted PhDs with their major advisors

The University of Georgia English Department is thrilled to announce that twelve students have graduated with an MA or a PhD in English in Spring 2017.  The graduates are listed below, with conferred degree, dissertation or thesis title, and the members of their committees.

John Bazzle
"Deep Video"
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino

Elizabeth Cunningham
“Women & Children”
Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula

Professor LeAnne Howe Publishes Article on the History of the Native American Literature Symposium

LeAnne Howe

Professor LeAnne Howe published an article in Wasafiri Magazine - International Contemporary Writing.  The article, "Four Things You Likely Didn't Know About NALS," tracks the history of Native American Literature Symposium (NALS), a literary conference now in its 19th year.

Read the full article here.

English Graduate Student Accomplishments Spring 2017

Johnny Damm's The Science of Things Familiar

The University of Georgia English Department is home to more than 85 M.A. and Ph.D. students, studying a range of creative and critical work—from creative writing to literary to language studies. This wildly accomplished group of students consistently publish, win awards, and achieve other accolades in their fields of study.  Below are a listing self-reported accomplishments from the Spring 2017 semester.

Johnny Damm

Watch the Searching For Sequoyah trailer!

Painting of Sequoyah

Searching For Sequoyah is a documentary about the man who invented a written form of the Cherokee language.  The film begins with the familiar story of Cherokee syllabary, but also looks at the much lesser known stories of the Old Settlers, the Mexican Cherokee, and contemporary efforts to revitalize the language.  Choctaw LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia, is co-producer and writer of Searching For Sequoyah. James M.